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1-to-1 program takes effect with Class of 2021

1-to-1 program takes effect with Class of 2021

Nicolas Schweikert, Guest Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Proposition T was a $95.5 million bond issue voters were asked to approve. It was passed on April 4. The primary goal of the proposition was to ensure Rockwood will have money to continue developing. Part of this effort to develop involves $12 million  to go towards the one-to-one technology program...

Rockwood Art Show features over 200 pieces of LHS student work

Rockwood Art Show features over 200 pieces of LHS student work

Ally Hartmann, Guest Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On April 22-23 from noon to 3 p.m. the District Art Show will be held at Crestview Middle School. The show is receiving large recognition and participation from all Rockwood schools. 250 art pieces from Lafayette alone will be displayed and a large part of the pieces from the minimum five artworks...

Students to perform at Annual Guitar Festival

Students to perform at Annual Guitar Festival

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

To showcase students talent in guitar, Lafayette is presenting the Annual Guitar Festival on April 21 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the event. The evening will include performances by Tuesday Night Rock Band, Guitar Ensemble, Thursday and Friday Jam Bands and a special guest performance from...

Principal Shaughnessy to retire after 13 years at LHS

Principal Shaughnessy to retire after 13 years at LHS

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Travis Bodell, and Jessie Cargill
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Principal John Shaughnessy has worked in public education for 30 years, previously teaching as a math teacher in the Ladue and Kirkwood school districts before coming to Lafayette to serve on the administration staff of Lafayette for 13 years. On Monday, May 3, Shaughnessy announced his retirement to...

Cookie Stand raises money for Lawrence Strawbridge Foundation

Cookie Stand raises money for Lawrence Strawbridge Foundation

Erin Coogan, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On April 7, the LHS Cookie Stand will hold their second annual Cookies for a Cause. The Cookie Stand will donate all proceeds from the cookies and slushies sold on that day to the Lawrence Strawbridge Foundation. They will also be accepting donations that will directly go to the foundation. Strawbridge...

Senior cap and gown picture process changed for Class of 2017

Senior cap and gown picture process changed for Class of 2017

Kate Golder, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Senior cap and gown graduation photos will no longer be taken weeks prior to graduation. Inter-State studios will instead be taking cap and gown pictures of seniors during graduation on May 22.  Directions to order Inter State pictures are below: Option 1: Go to www.inter-state-stl.com Go to Find ...

Parking passes to become more affordable for 2017-2018 school year

Parking passes to become more affordable for 2017-2018 school year

Jessie Cargill and Travis Bodell
April 4, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Most recently, the price of a parking spot has been $180 per year. With the start of the 2017-18 school year, the pricing will be dropping by $100 and cost $80 a year. The Rockwood School District had its reasons for establishing such a high price on student parking passes. A few years ago...

Photography teacher starts international exchange project

Photography teacher starts international exchange project

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Photography teacher Meghan O'Donnell is trying something new with her students this year. In early March, she had a unique idea to exchange artwork with schools across the globe. "We are taking photos of St. Louis, Wildwood and Lafayette and making them into baseball sized cards. We've planned to...

Community Volleyball Challenge to take place on April 7

Community Volleyball Challenge to take place on April 7

Delaney Stulce, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The second annual Lafayette High School Community Volleyball Challenge will be held on Fri. April 7. Volleyball teams will be made up of teachers, administration and staff from all of the elementary, middle and high schools in the Lafayette community. For the second year in a row, the school's wi...

2017-2018 district calendar varies from previous years

2017-2018 district calendar varies from previous years

Gehrig Prozorowski, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, School News

This school year approaches its end, but the Board of Education-approved 2017-2018 school calendar offers several changes for the upcoming school year. Next school year goes from Aug. 16 through May 24 according to the Rockwood School District website. While the length of Thanksgiving Break rema...

Engineering class sells charger savers in school store

Engineering class sells charger savers in school store

Kayley Allen, Editor in Chief
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

In early March, a new item was added to the school store; however, it's not your typical new clothing item or favorite snack. Created by senior Josh Essman for Lafayette's Engineering Design and Development (EDD) class, "charging cable savers" are now being sold for $1 each. These quarter-size devices...

District gears up for Prop T vote on April 4

District gears up for Prop T vote on April 4

Thomas Francois, Ad Manager
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Rockwood School District's Proposition T (Thrive) is an upcoming bond issue aiming to support Rockwood schools and students. The bond issue focuses on two main changes to the school district: increased classroom sizes and improvements to student technology resources. Prop T aims to build a new Eureka...